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neighbours' extension, what are my rights?

(4 Posts)
Dawnporker Fri 07-Dec-12 15:51:25

Leading case on this point (private nuisance / building works) is Andreae v Selfridge & Company Ltd (1937) - it basically says that you have to tolerate a 'reasonable amount' of disruption. No easy answer.

digerd Fri 30-Nov-12 19:35:07

During the winter months builders finish at or before 4pm, when it gets dark.

Anifrangapani Thu 29-Nov-12 19:53:45

I would knock on and ask them to consider asking them if their builder can keep the noise down after half 3. Solicitors letters usually result in a pissed off neighbour for many years.

mouldyironingboard Thu 29-Nov-12 19:47:08

Today I've received a letter informing me that our next door neighbours plan to build an extension. I don't object to the plans but am worried about the actual building work.

I am a self-employed music teacher and can't imagine trying to teach while there is loud drilling in the background. Do I have any legal right to ask for work to be restricted during certain hours such as between 3.30 and 5.30pm?

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